South Korean bike manufacturers have always gotten less attention than their Japanese counterparts. However, the automotive market has seen Korean car manufacturers take huge leaps in their quality of production, and in 2010 Hyundai overtook Ford Motors as the fourth-largest car manufacturer. The same seems to be true for South Korea-based Hyosung. While the company is not a new player in the least bit, its bikes have garnered significantly less attention than other 250-cc bikes from Honda and Kawasaki. At the same time Hyosung’s entry- the GT 250- has been around for a few years now. The 2011 Hyosung GT 250 is a little behind the GT 250R in terms of performance and lacks the full fairing and double-disc front brakes. However, for the most part both models are almost identical. It has the comfortable and upright ergonomics of a standard bike rather than the hunched-over layout of the 250 R, which is a little too aggressive for a 250-cc bike. The air-cooled V-Twin engine gets dual overhead cams and fuel injection, along with a five-speed manual transmission. It delivers 24 horsepower and around 15 lb-ft of torque. With a 56.5-inch wheelbase and 375-pound wet weight, the bike has the size and weight of some 600-cc bikes. In a lot of ways, the 2011 Hyosung GT feels like a much bigger machine than it actually is. The wheelbase is the longest among 250-cc bikes, and the seat height of 32.7 inches is not suitable for short riders. Of course, these attributes make the 2011 Hyosung GT a lot more attractive to taller rider because it is very spacious and provide a comfortable riding position. The neutral footpeg position that is just slightly rearward from the saddle, and taller riders get a pleasant and easy position.